Table 5 U.S. Import Price Indexes, by Harmonized System

Table 5. U.S. import price indexes and percent changes for selected categories of goods: March 2013 to March 2014
[2000=100, unless otherwise noted]
Description Harmo-
nized
system
Relative
import-
ance
Feb.
2014(1)
Index Percent change
Feb.
2014
Mar.
2014
Annual Monthly
Mar.
2013
to
Mar.
2014
Nov.
2013
to
Dec.
2013
Dec.
2013
to
Jan.
2014
Jan.
2014
to
Feb.
2014
Feb.
2014
to
Mar.
2014

Live animals; animal products

I

1.294 195.6 198.7 15.3 -0.2 2.8 1.2 1.6

Meat and edible meat offal

02

0.276 231.9 242.7 11.7 0.8 0.9 3.2 4.7

Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates

03

0.736 149.0 149.1 19.1 -0.6 4.1 0.4 0.1

Vegetable products

II

1.615 195.7 211.1 -1.6 2.7 -0.1 -3.2 7.9

Edible vegetables, roots, and tubers

07

0.348 328.0 352.9 -6.7 4.4 2.1 -18.2 7.6

Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

08

0.439 109.0 127.7 7.7 2.0 -1.4 -1.4 17.2

Coffee, tea, mate and spices

09

0.331 235.6 254.4 1.6 3.8 -2.7 7.1 8.0

Animal or vegetable fats and oils (Dec. 2009=100)

III

0.240 111.3 119.7 0.3 -0.4 -2.2 -1.2 7.5

Prepared foodstuffs, beverages, and tobacco

IV

2.473 159.4 160.4 1.9 -0.5 0.2 0.3 0.6

Sugars and sugar confectionary (Dec. 2012=100)

17

0.162 86.4 87.6 -13.1 -2.1 -1.9 0.8 1.4

Cocoa and cocoa preparations (Dec. 2009=100)

18

0.217 99.2 106.2 23.1 -0.9 0.4 -1.7 7.1

Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers' wares (Dec. 2007=100)

19

0.244 131.3 131.2 -0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 -0.1

Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts, or other parts of plants

20

0.306 169.1 169.0 4.9 -2.6 1.9 2.7 -0.1

Beverages, spirits, and vinegar

22

0.937 126.0 125.8 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 -0.2

Mineral products

V

19.931 346.6 351.0 0.7 0.6 0.9 5.5 1.3

Mineral fuels, oils and residuals, bituminous substances and mineral waxes

27

19.667 343.7 348.1 0.8 0.6 1.0 5.6 1.3

Products of the chemical or allied industries

VI

8.118 151.8 152.0 0.4 0.1 2.3 0.0 0.1

Inorganic chemicals

28

0.594 301.7 305.1 -16.5 -0.7 -0.4 -2.3 1.1

Organic chemicals

29

2.428 137.4 137.0 -0.8 0.9 0.1 0.4 -0.3

Pharmaceutical products

30

3.332 133.0 132.6 7.5 -0.1 5.5 0.2 -0.3

Fertilizers (Dec. 2009=100)

31

0.313 108.1 114.1 -12.2 -0.5 3.7 -1.0 5.6

Tanning extracts; dye, pigments, varnish, paints & putty (Dec. 2011=100)

32

0.171 100.2 100.4 6.9 -0.3 6.6 -0.1 0.2

Miscellaneous chemical products

38

0.465 93.4 93.4 -9.1 -1.1 -2.3 -0.1 0.0

Plastics and articles thereof; rubber and articles thereof

VII

3.152 147.7 147.4 -3.8 -0.4 0.5 -1.1 -0.2

Plastics and articles thereof

39

1.986 147.5 147.5 -0.4 -0.3 1.3 -1.3 0.0

Rubber and articles thereof

40

1.166 149.7 148.5 -9.3 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.8

Raw hides, skins, leather, furskins, travel goods, etc

VIII

0.613 127.6 128.5 1.7 0.1 1.0 0.1 0.7

Articles of leather; travel goods, bags, etc. of various materials

42

0.566 128.8 129.8 1.9 0.1 0.9 0.1 0.8

Wood, wood charcoal, cork, straw, basketware and wickerwork

IX

0.664 149.0 148.9 -5.9 -0.3 0.1 0.5 -0.1

Woodpulp, recovered paper, and paper products

X

1.044 114.0 113.4 0.2 -0.1 -0.3 0.0 -0.5

Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, paper or paperboard

48

0.686 107.2 107.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2 0.0

Printed matter (Dec. 2013=100)

49

0.194 99.8 99.7 - - 0.0 -0.2 -0.1

Textile and textile articles

XI

4.698 113.7 113.9 -0.3 0.1 -0.1 -0.2 0.2

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

61

1.826 102.1 102.8 -1.2 0.0 -0.1 -0.6 0.7

Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted

62

1.708 118.8 118.8 1.4 0.2 -0.1 0.1 0.0

Made-up or worn textile articles

63

0.548 107.8 107.7 -0.1 0.0 0.4 -0.2 -0.1

Headgear, umbrellas, artifical flowers, etc.

XII

1.316 120.9 121.0 0.0 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Footwear and parts of such articles

64

1.135 120.2 120.3 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.1 0.1

Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, ceramics, glass etc.

XIII

0.775 133.2 133.1 0.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, or mica (Dec. 2001=100)

68

0.256 126.3 126.1 0.6 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.2

Ceramic products

69

0.237 140.9 140.9 0.4 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0

Glass and glassware

70

0.282 130.2 130.2 1.4 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.0

Pearls, stones, precious metals, imitation jewelry, and coins

XIV

2.595 178.6 183.6 -8.8 -1.9 -1.0 1.2 2.8

Base metals and articles of base metals

XV

5.295 181.1 181.3 -2.4 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.1

Iron and steel

72

1.263 221.1 220.7 0.2 0.9 0.3 1.1 -0.2

Articles of iron or steel

73

1.665 152.8 154.8 -1.7 -0.1 -0.6 0.1 1.3

Copper and articles thereof

74

0.461 345.9 334.3 -6.2 0.2 3.3 0.3 -3.4

Aluminum and articles thereof

76

0.700 136.0 136.1 -3.4 -1.2 0.3 0.9 0.1

Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof

82

0.392 129.0 128.7 -0.7 0.1 -0.7 0.0 -0.2

Miscellaneous articles of base metal

83

0.440 135.8 135.9 -0.2 0.1 0.2 -0.1 0.1

Machinery, electrical equipment, TV image and sound recorders, parts, etc.

XVI

27.088 84.5 84.5 -1.1 -0.1 0.1 -0.1 0.0

Machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

84

14.057 89.4 89.5 -0.4 -0.2 0.2 -0.2 0.1

Electrical machinery and equip, sound and TV recorders & reproducers, parts

85

13.031 79.7 79.7 -1.6 -0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0

Vehicles, aircraft, vessels and associated transport equipment

XVII

12.062 116.0 115.9 -0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Motor vehicles and their parts

87

11.044 114.7 114.6 -0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.1

Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (Dec. 2002=100)

88

0.918 120.4 120.3 0.2 -0.1 0.2 0.0 -0.1

Optical, photo, measuring, medical & musical instruments; & timepieces

XVIII

3.409 103.9 104.2 0.5 -0.2 0.3 -0.6 0.3

Optical, photographic, measuring and medical instruments

90

3.110 100.7 101.0 0.5 -0.1 0.2 -0.6 0.3

Clocks and watches and parts thereof

91

0.241 143.5 144.0 1.3 -0.3 1.6 -0.3 0.3

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

XX

3.537 113.1 113.2 0.1 0.0 -0.1 0.0 0.1

Furniture & stuffed furnishings; lamps & lighting fittings, nesoi; prefab bldgs

94

2.053 116.9 117.2 0.1 -0.2 0.1 -0.2 0.3

Toys, games and sports equipment; parts and accessories thereof

95

1.250 105.6 105.7 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.1

Miscellaneous manufactured articles

96

0.234 136.1 135.7 -2.0 0.1 -2.0 0.1 -0.3

Footnotes
(1) Relative importance figures are based on 2012 trade values.

NOTES: Data may be revised in each of the three months after original publication.
Dash = Not available

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